Great Smoky Mountains National Park -
Great Smoky Mountain National Park giclee prints and notecards. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited national park in the United States. On its route from Maine to Georgia, the Appalachian Trail also passes through the center of the park. The park was chartered by the United States Congress in 1934 and officially dedicated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940. It was the first national park whose land and other costs were paid for in part with federal funds; previous parks were funded wholly with state money or private funds.